April 2017 Honoree
Berardi Immigration Law, Managing Partner
Berardi Immigration Law is a business immigration law firm that helps individuals and corporations obtain work permits, green cards and citizenship.
After spending five years working with the former INS and six years at a large law firm in Buffalo, Rosanna decided to start her own firm in 2005. It was a huge risk, since she had a very secure job. Rosanna wanted to do things “my way” so she started her firm, alone out of an apartment in Williamsville. Twelve years later, they have 9 full-time and 3 part-time employees and offices in Buffalo, Toronto, Newport Beach, California and London, England.
Rosanna is proud of all the clients they have helped over the last 12 years. She says, "Last year, we had an incredibly difficult case that involved the separation of a 15-year-old boy from his mother. We were able to develop a creative solution and with the assistance of the local CBP office, reunite the family. It was one of the most satisfying cases ever."
Rosanna is a member of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce and American Immigration Lawyers Association; director, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada/Peel Niagara Region; and chair, AILA/Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee.
Berardi Immigration Law is a big community supporter, working closely with The Ronald McDonald House and Special Spaces of Buffalo.